Multiple client decorations, an award-winning new software release and a company-wide expansion put 2011 on track to be a banner year
IQMS, a leader in the design and development of manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, today announced its half year 2011 status review. Continuous hiring and company-wide expansion marked the theme of the first half of 2011, with steady financial gains and industry accolades paving the way for an overall strong, client-centric year.
IQMS made a concentrated effort to strengthen its European presence in the first half of 2011, expanding its global staff significantly to more effectively serve its European clients’ sales, implementation and support needs. At the corporate headquarters, IQMS has experienced a 34 percent growth in total employees in nearly all departments, including a new business development sales force, resulting in corporate fiscal gains of more than 20 percent across multiple departments year-to-date over last year.
The first half of 2011 has also seen a number of awards conferred upon IQMS and its’ customers. Custom manufacturer, Plastikos, Inc., was awarded Plastics News magazine’s Processor of the Year award and Steinwall Scientific, Inc. and About Medical Inc. were recognized by Managing Automation magazine as PM100 finalists, with Steinwall Scientific beating out Kodak and IBM to take the highest achiever honor. Inbound Logistics magazine named IQMS a Top 100 Logistics Provider for 2011 and most recently, IQMS won The Stevie’s American Business Award in the best new manufacturing product of the year category for its latest software release, EnterpriseIQ 7.8.1.
IQMS’ award-winning new ERP software release arrived on the scene last March with more than 900 new tools and reports across all aspects of the software with a development focus on providing functionality and efficiency. Ninety percent of the updates and changes developed for the latest release were contributed directly from customers through IQMS’ online portal, Community Server. Direct collaboration with the client allows IQMS to deliver useful changes more quickly, increase functionality and take advantage of new and emerging industry technologies. A small sampling of the enhancements includes a VIN Generator application, a mobility application for Smartphones and tablets, a web-based employee portal and sales configuration templates.
“2011 has been an exciting year so far and we anticipate continued success,” said Randy Flamm, president and founder of IQMS. “Our clients continue to increase sales and production as the manufacturing industry steadily pulls out of the recession. Over the last six months, IQMS has been re-investing in itself through staff and development expansion to be able to offer our clients the best possible product when they need it most.”